Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Afternoon Briefs: Facebook sued over Kenosha killing; GC says she was fired for failing to soften criticism
Sep 24, 2020, 03:49 pm CDT

Lawyer censured for sexual innuendos in conversations with judge and judicial assistant
Sep 24, 2020, 02:51 pm CDT

Wells Fargo alleges ‘gamesmanship’ by lawyer who sued after manager reportedly called him N-word
Sep 24, 2020, 12:41 pm CDT

Meet Joan Larsen, a former Democratic volunteer, who is another potential SCOTUS nominee
Sep 24, 2020, 11:28 am CDT

Disbarred lawyer is convicted even though twin took responsibility for the crime
Sep 24, 2020, 09:31 am CDT

Federal judge tosses lawsuit alleging 558 ADA suits were racketeering enterprise
Sep 24, 2020, 08:00 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Ginsburg clerks line Supreme Court steps; cop indicted in Breonna Taylor case
Sep 23, 2020, 03:55 pm CDT

Lawyer who says courthouse security guard tackled him and dragged him outside can sue, judge decides
Sep 23, 2020, 02:45 pm CDT

Judge resigns after accusations of unwanted kissing
Sep 23, 2020, 12:40 pm CDT

Political appointee intervened in review of Bolton book with apparent aim to block publication, official says
Sep 23, 2020, 10:40 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Mueller prosecutor has regrets in tell-all book; federal courthouse is a hurricane casualty
Sep 22, 2020, 04:45 pm CDT

Ethics charges allege judge defied order to delay hearings and issued no-show warrants
Sep 22, 2020, 04:12 pm CDT

Idea of court packing gains traction among some Democrats; are there alternatives?
Sep 22, 2020, 12:40 pm CDT

Divided 2nd Circuit rejects statistical bias claim against company that refused to hire convicted felons
Sep 22, 2020, 10:24 am CDT

Ginsburg’s death could doom health care law, cement environmental rollbacks, imperil right to abortion
Sep 22, 2020, 10:17 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Justice Ginsburg will lie in state; 2 lawyers are sentenced in extortion plot
Sep 21, 2020, 04:36 pm CDT

Cuban American judge and SCOTUS contender’s record on voting rights, executive power could be contentious
Sep 21, 2020, 03:26 pm CDT

A top SCOTUS contender, Amy Coney Barrett is likely to draw scrutiny for decisions on abortion, campus sex assault
Sep 21, 2020, 02:04 pm CDT

Trump plans to nominate a woman to replace Ginsburg; who are the top contenders?
Sep 21, 2020, 10:46 am CDT

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
Sep 18, 2020, 06:44 pm CDT

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